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Job Title:Subsistence Manager/Fish & Wildlife Administrator

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Job Announcement Number:R7-13-826711-JE

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$105,609.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, January 16, 2013 to Wednesday, February 27, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




Few vacancies in the following location:
Anchorage, AK United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is more than a career. It is a commitment shared by more than 9,000 men and women representing a diverse range of professions, backgrounds, and specialties who are dedicated to conserving, protecting, and enhancing fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats. From the Arctic Ocean to the South Pacific, from the Atlantic to the Caribbean, Service personnel are working hard to ensure future generations will be able to enjoy nature's beauty and bounty.

In addition to the base salary range and locality rate as previously stated, you will receive a 5.57% Cost of Living Allowance. This allowance is subject to annual review, adjustment and gradual decrease.

For additional information about the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) in Alaska, visit: FWS.

This position is located in Anchorage, Alaska.  Information about locations within Alaska can be found at: Alaska


This position is the Assistant Regional Director for the Office of Subsistence Management.

This position is also being announced under R7-13-826353-JE


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" & "Required Documents" Sections.


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As the Assistant Regional Director for Subsistence, you will:

  • Implement duties and responsibilities of the "lead agency" of the Federal Subsistence Program.
  • Direct, guide and coordinate the formulation of policies, plans, standards, procedures, and processes for the program.
  • Provide technical and administrative support for the Federal Subsistence Board and the Regional Advisory Councils.
  • Supervise a Regional Office staff of approximately 30-50 employees.
  • Provide compliance oversight on policy, procedures, and regulations affecting subsistence program implementation.
  • Secure cooperation and maintain liaison with fish & wildlife users, Alaska Native organizations, conservation groups, commercial user groups, civic groups, State officials, sport fishing and hunting associations, news media, local government officials and the public.

For more information on the duties of this position contact the Regional Director's office at (907) 786-3542


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In order to be rated as qualified for this position, you must have at least a Bachelor's degree in  anthropology or biological science, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position OR a combination of education and experience with at least 24 semester hours in anthropology or related course work or at least 30 semester hours in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines OR 4 years of appropriate experience in anthropology performing research, museum work, or similar professional-level work or that demonstrated that you acquired knowledge and understanding of one or more of the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management or related disciplines equivalent to that which would have been acquired through completion of a 4-year course of study.  


In addition to the basic education, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been for 1 year and equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. (If the position was seasonal, your resume must show hours the periods you worked.) Specialized experience is experience in managing and/or directing a natural resource program at the national, regional, or State level supervising a culturally diverse, interdisciplinary staff in a large program office; experience in leading or working with groups of people on task forces, committees, citizen advisory groups etc., where participants come from diverse organizations, backgrounds and/or cultures with competing interests; manage the harvests of a variety of fish and wildlife species and populations used for subsistence; and as a project manager or leader where primary products were written technical documents encompassing writings or a multi disciplinary staff addressing issues or analysis in the field of wildlife biology and/or social science applications in wildlife management.

Applicants must meet the experience and/or education requirements, qualifications, and any selective placement factors that have been specified in the announcement by the closing date of this announcement.


All Federal employees must obtain and maintain a favorable background investigation/security clearance. 


Direct Deposit is required.


Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.  In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.

  • Knowledge of program management to manage and integrate a variety of complex program activities and to insure legal mandates and program policies are met.
  • Knowledge of financial management.
  • Ability to lead or supervise the workload of others.
  • Skill in interpersonal communications.
  • Knowledge of Federal Subsistence Programs.


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To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at: Benefits.


Supervisory Probationary Period: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period, if one has not previously been completed.


Travel and relocation expenses will be paid in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy (including home buyout).


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP):  ICTAP provides eligible displaced and CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP or CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your ICTAP or CTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP/CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at: career transition.


CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they earn a minimum score of 90 on the rating criteria for this position.


FWS may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.


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We recommend you use the resume builder in USAJOBS. To begin click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions, and submit all required documents.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue. 

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and use the official FAX coversheet found here. For both of these forms the vacancy identification number is:  826711

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Time or 7:59 pm Alaska Time on Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Who Can I Contact if I Have a Question?
If you have questions about this announcement or the application process, contact Joy Edge at (907) 271-3338 or toll free at (888) 859-4183. Reference the title Subsistence Manager/Fish & Wildlife Administrator and/or the vacancy announcement number   R7-13-826711-JE.


In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

  • Copy of Transcripts (official or unofficial) or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited college/university.
  • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location, if applicable.
  • Veterans' Preference:  If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume.  Your veterans' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide.  If documents supporting veterans' preference are not received, then veterans' preference will not be given.

For 5-point veterans' preference, provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

For 10-point veterans' preference, submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.;

Hard copy application materials, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application. If the required documents are not submitted your application may be considered incomplete.

NOTE: There is a 10 page limit on each type of document that is faxed; information on excess pages will be lost. There is no limit on the number of pages when submitting online.


Joy Edge
Phone: (907)271-3338
Agency Information:
US Fish and Wildlife Service Alaska
222 West 7th Ave 13
Anchorage, AK


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgment email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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